Record details

    Fossil remains of a cave tube worm (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) in an ancient cave in Slovenia
    Bosák, Pavel
    Mihevc, A.
    Pruner, Petr
    Sket, B.
    International Congress of Speleology (13.), Speleological Congress of Latin America and the Caribbean (4.), Brazilian Congress of Speleology (26. : 15.07.2001-22.07.2001 : Brasilia, Brazílie)
Publication type
    konferenční příspěvek (zahraniční konference)
Source title - monograph
    Proceedings. 13th International Congress of Speleology. 4th Speleological Congress of Latin America and the Caribbean. 26th Brazilian Congress of Speleology
    s. -
    Projekt: KSK3046108, GA AV ČR
    Projekt: ME 251, GA MŠk
    Rozsah: 4 s.
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z3013912
Subject category
    cave sediments
Abstract (in english)
   Calcareous tubes, machting those of the modern cave tube worm Marifugia cavatica Absolon and Hrabe (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) in shape and dimensions, were found attached to the wall of a fossilised cave on the Kras plateau, W Slovenia. The exact datation would give the first direct data about the minimum "cave age" of an animal species. Paleomagnetic datation of the sediment fill shows minimal possible age of 1,7 Ma which is in accordance with the geomorphological observations.
    AV ČR Brno, Geologický ústav
Contributor code
    AV ČR, GLÚ
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Import date
    8. 8. 2012